It's the first time I've got herpes and my doctor prescribed famciclovir and penciclovir for 5 days.
What are my chances of getting out of this disease?
Both my wife and I have had genital herpes for the past 14 years. According to your other answers I have read, unprotected sex between two married infected partners should not be a big concern.
Until recently we have had unprotected sex with no problem except for an occasional tingle. Can you elaborate on that and is there anything that can be done to alleviate the severe itching, which seems to be the most annoying factor?
The prescription antivirals make herpetic infection more tolerable, and they are being studied for their possible ability to lessen shedding.
My husband and I have recently been diagnosed with herpes.
Re-inoculation is possible, but more likely some other inciting variable is active now.
I was wondering if genital herpes is commonly a disqualifying factor, when found in a pre-employment doctors physical. I cannot vouch for the way communities screen their candidates' pre- employment public service physicals, so I am unable to state what they commonly do/do not look for.
(Police, Fire & Medical Fields) Does genital herpes "show up" in a blood test that is conducted in these physicals ? I doubt seriously if any pre-employment blood test examines specifically for anti-herpes antibody.
Some of the following facts may help your thinking, hopefully without confusing you: Isolation of acyclovir resistant mutants of HSV isolates was reported in 1980. Virus which is less sensitive to acyclovir possibly may result within those persons taking that drug.
Such patients are advised to take pre- cautions they do not transmit the virus if they experience active sores while they are taking the drug. A quantative relationship between laboratory susceptibility of HSV to acyclovir and its clinical effectiveness in humans has not been established.Consult your local library for a manual that will describe the requirements and limitations for many such jobs, commonly shelved within the Documents section.